Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 24429 27700 34645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.71% 14.85% 16.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.17% 49.44% 53.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21717 24956 31027
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 50709 56031 64924
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.54% 30.03% 31.81%
Number of salaries quoted 42624 48436 55326
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 9254 £55,000 +4.76% 455
South East 0 4740 £42,500 - 260
North of England -1 4453 £40,000 - 343
Midlands -1 2500 £40,000 +6.67% 191
North West -2 2485 £40,000 - 191
East of England 0 1858 £42,500 - 91
Yorkshire +1 1774 £40,000 +1.27% 138
South West +1 1613 £40,000 +6.67% 124
West Midlands +2 1583 £40,000 +6.67% 113
East Midlands -5 917 £42,500 +6.25% 78
North East -3 194 £38,000 +1.33% 14
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13590 (55.63%) .NET
2 13035 (53.36%) C#
3 12691 (51.95%) SQL
4 9350 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
5 9342 (38.24%) Microsoft
6 8748 (35.81%) ASP.NET
7 8160 (33.40%) MVC
8 7240 (29.64%) JavaScript
9 6073 (24.86%) HTML
10 5638 (23.08%) Finance
11 5478 (22.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5366 (21.97%) CSS
13 5309 (21.73%) Windows
14 4718 (19.31%) TDD
15 4632 (18.96%) T-SQL
16 4195 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4011 (16.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 3917 (16.03%) AngularJS
19 3833 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
20 3761 (15.40%) .NET Framework
21 3555 (14.55%) Scrum
22 3393 (13.89%) WCF
23 3381 (13.84%) ASP.NET Web API
24 3320 (13.59%) Oracle
25 3305 (13.53%) jQuery
25 3305 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
26 3098 (12.68%) Degree
27 3048 (12.48%) Web Services
28 2565 (10.50%) Java
29 2517 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1646 (6.74%) IIS
2 1414 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 797 (3.26%) MS Exchange
4 754 (3.09%) CMS
5 523 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 518 (2.12%) Apache
7 464 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 451 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 337 (1.38%) Umbraco
10 320 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 314 (1.29%) JBoss
12 305 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
13 273 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 249 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 244 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 222 (0.91%) Confluence
17 221 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
18 205 (0.84%) Apache Spark
19 200 (0.82%) SAS
20 189 (0.77%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1214 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 738 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 160 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 151 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 86 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 73 (0.30%) SPSS
7 68 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 43 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.065%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.037%) HipChat
12 8 (0.033%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.025%) S-PLUS
14 5 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.020%) SPSS Modeler
14 5 (0.020%) Stata
15 3 (0.012%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.012%) Weka
16 1 (0.004%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 474 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 186 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 166 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 51 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 48 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 42 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 38 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 36 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 35 (0.14%) Magento
10 25 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 25 (0.10%) SAP BPC
11 23 (0.094%) Endur
11 23 (0.094%) Markit EDM
12 21 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
13 19 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 19 (0.078%) Siebel CRM
13 19 (0.078%) Visualfiles
14 18 (0.074%) Actimize
14 18 (0.074%) FastStats
15 17 (0.070%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3305 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1601 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 655 (2.68%) Office 365
4 640 (2.62%) SaaS
5 336 (1.38%) GitHub
6 270 (1.11%) IaaS
7 256 (1.05%) PaaS
8 209 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 112 (0.46%) Google Play
10 106 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
11 101 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 100 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
13 87 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
14 72 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 62 (0.25%) Google Analytics
16 58 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 49 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
18 39 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
19 38 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
20 35 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 792 (3.24%) Internet
2 760 (3.11%) Firewall
3 647 (2.65%) DNS
4 599 (2.45%) SAN
5 477 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 442 (1.81%) DHCP
7 392 (1.60%) WAN
8 358 (1.47%) LAN
9 320 (1.31%) VPN
10 302 (1.24%) HTTP
11 209 (0.86%) Intranet
12 193 (0.79%) VoIP
13 173 (0.71%) Skype
14 157 (0.64%) VLAN
15 130 (0.53%) NAS
16 121 (0.50%) SSL
17 115 (0.47%) Network Security
18 108 (0.44%) Broadband
19 103 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
20 92 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4195 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4011 (16.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2517 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2473 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2341 (9.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 2308 (9.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1995 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1818 (7.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 1813 (7.42%) NoSQL
10 1804 (7.38%) Relational Database
11 1795 (7.35%) MySQL
12 1197 (4.90%) MongoDB
13 1061 (4.34%) Power BI
14 835 (3.42%) Big Data
15 769 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
16 735 (3.01%) RDBMS
17 559 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
18 523 (2.14%) QlikView
19 517 (2.12%) Oracle Database
20 471 (1.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2167 (8.87%) Visual Studio
2 2156 (8.83%) Git (software)
3 1848 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1280 (5.24%) NUnit
5 1002 (4.10%) Subversion
6 981 (4.02%) JIRA
7 822 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 608 (2.49%) Rhino Mocks
9 584 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 509 (2.08%) Selenium
11 506 (2.07%) Moq
12 454 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 392 (1.60%) MSTest
14 365 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 323 (1.32%) SpecFlow
16 261 (1.07%) JUnit
17 250 (1.02%) Maven
18 172 (0.70%) Bitbucket
19 144 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 139 (0.57%) Ant
General
1 5638 (23.08%) Finance
2 1697 (6.95%) Banking
3 1348 (5.52%) Retail
4 1068 (4.37%) Marketing
5 711 (2.91%) Games
6 671 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 617 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 613 (2.51%) Advertising
9 528 (2.16%) Legal
10 482 (1.97%) Manufacturing
11 413 (1.69%) Front Office
12 328 (1.34%) Electronics
13 291 (1.19%) Back Office
14 280 (1.15%) Law
15 279 (1.14%) Retail Banking
16 192 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 162 (0.66%) Publishing
18 136 (0.56%) Music Industry
19 126 (0.52%) Automotive
20 108 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14708 (60.21%) Developer
2 7540 (30.86%) .NET Developer
3 5409 (22.14%) C# Developer
4 3830 (15.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 2576 (10.54%) SQL Developer
6 2246 (9.19%) Analyst
7 2245 (9.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2231 (9.13%) Senior Developer
9 1951 (7.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1919 (7.86%) Software Developer
11 1456 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1397 (5.72%) DBA
13 1137 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1115 (4.56%) SQL DBA
15 1065 (4.36%) Senior .NET Developer
16 1029 (4.21%) .NET Software Developer
17 1016 (4.16%) C# Software Developer
18 954 (3.91%) Administrator
19 951 (3.89%) Web Developer
20 912 (3.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13590 (55.63%) .NET
2 8748 (35.81%) ASP.NET
3 6073 (24.86%) HTML
4 5478 (22.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5366 (21.97%) CSS
6 3917 (16.03%) AngularJS
7 3761 (15.40%) .NET Framework
8 3393 (13.89%) WCF
9 3381 (13.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3305 (13.53%) jQuery
11 3048 (12.48%) Web Services
12 2287 (9.36%) Entity Framework
13 2237 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2103 (8.61%) XML
15 2053 (8.40%) HTML5
16 2017 (8.26%) RESTful
17 1939 (7.94%) WPF
18 1756 (7.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1565 (6.41%) Node.js
20 1367 (5.60%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1823 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 1709 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 1507 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
4 741 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 721 (2.95%) User Experience
6 653 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 584 (2.39%) Clustering
8 565 (2.31%) Fintech
9 551 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 472 (1.93%) Replication
11 336 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 294 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 273 (1.12%) iPad
14 252 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 242 (0.99%) Fixed Income
16 241 (0.99%) Hedge funds
17 224 (0.92%) N-Tier
18 192 (0.79%) Algorithms
19 188 (0.77%) Equities
20 169 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5309 (21.73%) Windows
2 2275 (9.31%) Windows Server
3 1694 (6.93%) Linux
4 1029 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 960 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 743 (3.04%) Unix
7 566 (2.32%) Android
8 420 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 393 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 298 (1.22%) Windows 10
11 277 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 142 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 135 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 114 (0.47%) Solaris
15 110 (0.45%) CentOS
16 100 (0.41%) Windows XP
17 76 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 47 (0.19%) AIX
18 47 (0.19%) Debian
19 44 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9350 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8160 (33.40%) MVC
3 4718 (19.31%) TDD
4 3833 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3555 (14.55%) Scrum
6 2343 (9.59%) OO
7 2319 (9.49%) BDD
8 2258 (9.24%) Web Development
9 2240 (9.17%) Web Application Development
10 2058 (8.42%) ETL
11 1927 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
12 1871 (7.66%) Software Engineering
13 1679 (6.87%) SDLC
14 1423 (5.83%) Unit Testing
15 1361 (5.57%) Analytics
16 1310 (5.36%) Test Automation
17 1298 (5.31%) ITIL
18 1269 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
19 1229 (5.03%) DevOps
20 1213 (4.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13035 (53.36%) C#
2 12691 (51.95%) SQL
3 7240 (29.64%) JavaScript
4 4632 (18.96%) T-SQL
5 2565 (10.50%) Java
6 1568 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 1372 (5.62%) VB.NET
8 1047 (4.29%) Ruby
9 1029 (4.21%) Python
10 808 (3.31%) VB
11 722 (2.96%) C++
12 656 (2.69%) PHP
13 496 (2.03%) VBA
14 432 (1.77%) TypeScript
15 395 (1.62%) PL/SQL
16 328 (1.34%) R
17 326 (1.33%) C
18 308 (1.26%) Shell Script
19 282 (1.15%) Perl
20 236 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3098 (12.68%) Degree
2 996 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 769 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 382 (1.56%) MCSE
5 369 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 245 (1.00%) MCSA
7 232 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 186 (0.76%) MCP
9 160 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 156 (0.64%) MCITP
11 137 (0.56%) CCNA
12 129 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
13 124 (0.51%) ISEB
14 112 (0.46%) MCTS
15 105 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 96 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
17 88 (0.36%) ISTQB
18 85 (0.35%) Master's Degree
19 72 (0.29%) MCSD
20 68 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 948 (3.88%) QA
2 433 (1.77%) SLA
3 388 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 169 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 134 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 105 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 44 (0.18%) SEPA
8 40 (0.16%) GDPR
9 29 (0.12%) PMO
10 28 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 26 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 25 (0.10%) HL7
13 21 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
15 17 (0.070%) MiFID
16 16 (0.065%) COBIT
17 11 (0.045%) ISO 9000
18 10 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (0.041%) ISO 14001
18 10 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 1754 (7.18%) Active Directory
2 854 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 648 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 311 (1.27%) Docker
5 291 (1.19%) vSphere
6 201 (0.82%) XenApp
7 170 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 130 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 87 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 76 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
11 59 (0.24%) Terminal Services
12 56 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 42 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 40 (0.16%) KVM
14 40 (0.16%) XenServer
15 39 (0.16%) HDFS
16 38 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 38 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.090%) vCloud
18 15 (0.061%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 429 (1.76%) Puppet
2 332 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 294 (1.20%) SCCM
4 267 (1.09%) Ansible
5 185 (0.76%) Kibana
6 172 (0.70%) SCOM
7 162 (0.66%) WSUS
8 135 (0.55%) Nagios
9 111 (0.45%) Opsview
10 82 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 82 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 80 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 79 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
13 78 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
14 73 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 65 (0.27%) Control-M
15 65 (0.27%) ZABBIX
16 59 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
17 52 (0.21%) logstash
18 50 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 9342 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 3320 (13.59%) Oracle
3 1420 (5.81%) VMware
4 752 (3.08%) Tableau
5 686 (2.81%) SAP
6 648 (2.65%) Cisco
7 535 (2.19%) Google
8 506 (2.07%) Citrix
9 429 (1.76%) IBM
10 379 (1.55%) HP
10 379 (1.55%) Sitecore
11 371 (1.52%) Facebook
12 343 (1.40%) Sybase
13 328 (1.34%) Xamarin
14 245 (1.00%) Cognos
15 241 (0.99%) Splunk
16 223 (0.91%) NetApp
17 179 (0.73%) Apple
18 160 (0.65%) Red Hat
19 156 (0.64%) Salesforce.com